The Idiot’s Guide To Smarter Coffee Drinking Infographic

The Idiots Guide To Smarter Coffee Drinking Infographic

Chances are you’re drinking your coffee wrong. That’s because science has figured out the right way to do it, and it’s not always intuitive. Do you reach for a cup as soon as your eyelids open? Well that’s doing it wrong. According to science, you don’t actually need coffee until 10 am. Human bodies…

What is Mood Disorder NOS?

The Science of Mental Illness Infographic

Mood disorder not otherwise specified is more commonly known as Mood Disorder NOS. Mood Disorder NOS is a general term for any mood disorder that isn’t included under its own term in the DSM-IV. The DSM-IV is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Diagnostic codes from the DSM-IV are usually made use…

Vitamin B Supplements More Effective With Higher Omega 3 Levels

Vitamins Cheat Sheet Infographic

Many studies have already proven that vitamin B supplements can help slow mental decline in older individuals. But higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids could boost the effect of vitamin B supplements. Researchers examined more than 250 individuals with mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is when brain function is below what is normally…

How Many Calories To Lose Weight?

The Science of Weight Loss Infographic

To lose weight, a person needs to use up more calories than consumed. One pound of fat equals about 3,500 calories. To lose one pound of fat, the body needs to use up 3,500 calories. By creating a daily deficit of 500 calories every day, one pound can be lost every week. Creating a…

What Does Depression Feel Like?

Understanding Depression Chart

Having the “blues” every now and then is usually a normal aspect of living. But, when experiencing a lengthy feeling of sadness and despair, it could be depression. People with depressive conditions don’t all feel the exact same symptoms. We all have our ups and downs, and sadness is often mistaken as depression. But,…

Cooking With Olive Oil Improves Antioxidant Value Of Veggies

The Benefits of Vegetable Oil Infographic

A scientific study has proven that Mediterranean diet vegetables fried in extra virgin olive oil have a greater increase in the phenolic fraction compared to other cooking methods. The study revealed that frying vegetables in extra virgin olive oil improves their antioxidant capacity as well as the amount of phenolic compounds, which help to…

Can an HMB Supplement Help Build Muscle?

Best Leg Exercises Infographic

Exercise strengthens muscles by naturally destroying the protein of muscle cells. This causes the body to rebuild even more protein (protein synthesis). This in turn results in bigger muscles and greater muscle strength. What is HMB? HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) is a metabolite formed when the amino acid leucine is broken down in the body. Amino…

What Toxic Chemicals Is Your Body Absorbing Infographic

phthalates

Researchers have found a connection between exposure to phthalates and childhood obesity, which includes higher BMI (body mass index) as well as waist circumference. Phthalates are synthetic chemicals which are able to mimic the natural hormones of the body. They’re widely made use of in wall coverings and plastic flooring, medical devices, materials for…

BMI Calculator for Women and Men

Body Mass Index and Risk of Death Infographic

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight for height which is widely used to categorize underweight, overweight and obesity. BMI is bodyweight (kg) divided by height (m) squared (BMI = 70 kg / (1.75 m2) = 70 / 3.06 = 22.9). Overweight is typically defined as a BMI of 25 to…

The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar Infographic

The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar Infographic

Apple cider vinegar is an all-rounder and contains an array of natural ingredients that can have an amazingly positive impact on our health. It has been used for thousands of years to help with a wide range of ailments and it was even used in the US Civil War and World War One to…

Fruit For Health Infographic

Fruit For Health Infographic

Women and men who eat berries on a regular basis could have a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, while the risk for men could also be reduced even more by consuming oranges, apples and other foods rich in dietary components known as flavonoids, on a regular basis. Flavonoids can be found in fruits and…

Calories In Beverages Infographic

Calories In Beverages Infographic

Without food and beverages, our bodies wouldn’t be able to produce the energy necessary to “run” our organism. Those energy units in food and drinks are commonly called calories (though the accurate term is kilocalorie), and we need to consume a certain amount of them to function properly. You’ll see the average daily calorie…